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November 28th, 2004

(no subject) @ 03:14 pm

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Maybe this was already covered but I don't remember reading about it.

What exactly does the word "yahweh" mean? Is it just a nonsense word or does it actually mean something (a different language, perhaps)?
 
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From:_crimson_nails
Date:November 28th, 2004 12:22 pm (UTC)
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Well there we go. Thanks!
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From:_nix_
Date:November 28th, 2004 01:16 pm (UTC)
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I thought that the correct interpretation of it was, "Jesus Christ"--whilst there was another word for God, but I could be wrong. :/
From:deltawing
Date:November 28th, 2004 01:38 pm (UTC)
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No, "Yahweh" is a Hebrew word for God. Strict Jews say that the word "Yahweh" shouldn't be uttered. When the track listing for the new album was first announced, Bono said something about each track which was quoted in Q magazine. For "Yahweh", it was something to the effect of:

"This is a Hebrew word for God which isn't supposed to be spoken. I thought that maybe I could get around this by singing it. I hope I haven't offended anyone."
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From:nemica
Date:November 28th, 2004 02:39 pm (UTC)
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Jisus Christ is much younger than Yaahweh. :)
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From:laughing_shadow
Date:November 28th, 2004 11:30 pm (UTC)
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But the Three are actually One, if you subsribe to the doctrine of the Trinity, so in a way they're the same age ;)
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From:nemica
Date:November 28th, 2004 11:52 pm (UTC)
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Well, I wouldn't say that 'international' Christian God-father is the same guy that Jewish Yahweh. At least Jews don't think so.

Anyway I think that if Jesus Christ is the Son he should be younger than his Father. And I guess there is no Time for Trinity so they could be of different ages for us while it's all the same age for them. :)

Not bad for my atheist Soviet pioneer upbringing, huh? :)))
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From:isabelle_guns
Date:November 28th, 2004 01:28 pm (UTC)
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From:wydok
Date:November 28th, 2004 05:24 pm (UTC)
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Technically speaking, "yahweh" means "I am" in Hebrew. That, of course, is used as the name of the God of Abraham. As stated before, strict Jews do not utter the word, nor do they say or type the word "God" (they usually use a dash for the o, ie: G-d.) Interestly, Yahweh was spelled "Y*wh*h" in the lyrics notebood included in the Deluxe Edition of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
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From:canadanne
Date:November 29th, 2004 04:21 pm (UTC)

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And that's what I like about the chorus to 'All Because Of You'. Most of that chorus sounds a bit uninspired, but the "I am" line is clever as it can be interpreted in a couple of different ways...

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